Buying A Car - Private Sale - How To Transact And What To Do?
I know this is a little off-topic, but I figured you might be able to advise me.
We are buying a second hand car from a private seller.
We have seen it, done a test drive, done a check on motorweb.co.nz (all good), have it booked in to do an AA pre-purchase inspection tomorrow, and we have negotiated the price (subject to the inspection).
Assuming the pre-purchase inspection does not find anything significant, what is the best way for us to actually do the deal to be sure it all goes smoothly?
I am thinking we need to pay them somehow (what is the best way?) and we need to ensure that the car gets legally transferred into my name (one or both of ownership and registration, with ownership probably the most important?)
I will set up my new insurance policy to be in effect before I collect the car.
Is there something (or more than one thing) I should be getting the vendor to sign for example?